Oil Tankers At Sea
during the late 60's and early 70's
Welcome to yet another Boiler Bill web site. This one is dedicated to all who went to sea in the British Merchant Navy and especially to those beached by sucessive British Governments' refusal to recognise the needs of the Merchant Navy, thus killing it.
The site is made up of slides taken on (mainly) three of the ships I served on when in the employ of The B. P Tanker Co. Ltd. These are now old and somewhat the worse for wear, so please accept that the quality is less than would normally be acceptable.
GalleriesThe pictures are set up as clickable links to the various picture galleries, if you are lucky (?)
In and about Port
This is where it all must start and end,(unless we found ourselves swimming) even if the port in our case was often several miles off shore at a buoy berth!!
Plowing the furrow, 24hrs a day 7 days a week (unless blacked out)
Off Cape Town
In my day the Suez Canal was closed so Cape running was the order of the day. Stores were taken at Cape Town by boat or Helicopter
Down the Pit
Really bad pictures taken without flash and by g and G.
For the technically minded a B&W of 7600 bhp
The Guessing Game
The bane of any taking pictures at sea - Unidentified Coastlines etc., Come and help out!!
The Author - MEEE!!
A run down of my ships and times. Other info is on other sites in the group, hint - hint - please feel free to visit
In case you are wondering I'm the one in the foreground
Other Pages in the Boiler Bill Family
Link to the central switching page between sites, including:-
Warships of WWI - Unusual Views of London
Dunstable, Beds - Family site
Thank you for visiting this site, I hope I have entertained you enough to want to visit the other sites in the family. I am always happy to receive notes and comments on the site and will endevor to reply.
Keith J. (Boiler Bill) Chesworth